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with amber lee in one of the neighborhoods down there in san bruno. amber, what can you tell us. >> reporter: we're on san bruno avenue, this area is under evacuation order. we want to show you what the fire looked like, even just about an hour, hour and a half ago, the orange flow of flames is not a welcome sight as the fire continues to consume homes. many people told us they can't believe what they are seeing. right now i want to tell you that this is san bruno avenue. caution tape is up, they want to keep people from going beyond this point which is crest point and san bruno avenue. when we first got here, we were just above the hill. some of the people told me they were shopping. while we were on san bruno avenue, this is some of the flames we've been seeing tonight. take a look. the orange glow, again the orange glow is not a welcome sight for people who live in this area. many people told us simply that they are frightened, they are wondering what has happened to their neighbor, friends, relative who is live in the area. some were able to get ahold of loved one, others were not. let'
hours. that makes the new date thursday at 9:00 p.m. but one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process has an expiration date of friday meaning it could no longer be used what is more the company that makes the drugs said it is having production problems and can't delive any new shipments until early next year. debra has been sorting this all out and live at san quentin with details. >> reporter: the jailers here say the prison stands ready for that new execution time, thursday at 9 but with the use by date looming on those deadly drugs, it is a short window of time and there are many players still in the mix. albert brown raped a teenage girl almost 0 years ago using -- 30 years ago using her own shoe laces to strangle her his fate rests with the legal system no sooner had he lost in marin superior court today. >> mr. brown cannot prove he will suffer pain if executed under the current regulations. >> reporter: than his advocates appealed higher federal courts being asked to step in too. >> almost 30,000 californians objected to the lethal injection regulations and almost all
. [ applause ] >> thank you both for joining us. democrat barbara boxer is a three-term united states senator. she has served in the senate since 1993 before that. she served in the house of representatives for 10 years. republican carly fiorina is running for elected office for the first time. her background is in business. fiorina served for six years as chief executive officer of hiewlts packard. thank you both for joining us tonight. let's get started. before tonight's debate, you participated in a coin toss. senator, you won but chose to let carly fiorina go first. >> thank you very much. please call me carly. it's great to be with you all here. and thank you for letting us into your homes this evening. i know, i have lived the american dream. i started out like most americans do in a small business. i typed, i filed, i answered phones for a little nine-person company about an hour from where we are tonight. my husband started out driving a tow truck for the city of pittsburgh, pennsylvania. and i am running for office because like so many of you, i think our country is heading in the wr
600 feet down a cliff looking for human remains. the us park police rangers and berlin county sheriff's investigators converged here after a kayaker on monday reported seeing a human skull in the co- >> we do not know whether or not -- it is precautionary for us. >> reporter: the skull and several other phones appear to be those of an adult and have been here for a year and the remains along with clothes and jewelry have not given investigators in indication whether it's a man only women. visitors were rattled by the discovery especially when they heard the victims may have fallen from the point where they were standing. >> it freaks me out a lot. that is the first thing i said to him i am holding on to you because that's what scares me to. >> reporter: the wind and truly made this search more difficult. >> there own actions tend to bring rockfall on them and they are looking for things as mostly persons two to. >> reporter: they had a late discovery of more remains. >> towards the end of the date we found this backpack as well which we hope we'll have some identification which wil
each household will receive. >> with those funds, no strings attached. it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and had not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> reporter: how much money each household will receive will be based in part on how severe the home was damaged. a red tag means $50,000. a yellow tag $25,000, and a green tag is $15,000. >> i lost the whole thing. i'm red tags. i have nothing. this is what i have. >> reporter: carol guernsey told us so far pg&e has held but debit cards for daily expense and the offer for up to $50,000 is much needed but that pg&e will have to do a whole lot more. >> we're living in a hotel and out of a bag. so, i think telecome through. so i think we can get all of the neighbors together and make them come through. >> reporter: this couple told us their hope is green tagged but say they're too shaken to move back in yet after seeing neighbors' homes reduced to ashes. >> lives that were lost. that's the hardest part. you can't put a price on it. >> reporter: do you applaud them
life- threatening -ish stomach injury san francisco person describe for us what happened the. >> consistent impacting the back of our -- and one person described for us what happened like it was consistent impact on the back of our band he or. >> thirteen vehicles were involved including the truck and the highway patrol tells us the grand avenue offramp is expected to be close until 9:00 tonight. >>> a project to extend our service cleared a big hurdle today pre-at the metropolitan transit authority is proposing money. >> reporter: a big chunk of cash will replace the bus service with the bar airport connector rail line but there are still roadblocks before this is a done deal. it's a question of real or the road. right now is the road for bart writers who want to connect to the oakland airport but some say that the heir to her bus is too slow and unreliable the. >> barfly is one hour out and we do not know when the bus is coming so it makes it tough to make a connection. >> i would like to have something more convenient where i can go from bart street to the airport's. >> t
update news. hello and welcome to update news. thanks for joining us. starting off the new year with a new president. the old president is coming this to fill in this until the whi the. more left. he is interim president and he is off the to a start. >> ' sense of ease and comfort obvious. the president is not a new face. from 2005-2008 he served as president advancing the school if two key areas. the library and the newly finished campus ville. now, for a second stint on campus his biggest problems are the budget crunches. >> we have to figure out ways to support them in the frame work or financial frame work we are in, and to be bold. however new students are worried about not getting into classes. >> san jose staten rolled 3,000 new freshman and it's unclear that they will allow new standpoints. the president is particularring to goals that they set for the new school year. on campus. update news. >> a former san jose student file add lawsuit over hazing the student that is attending another school said she was beaten, punched and paddled. the student is suing the universit
wong reports. >> nellie bishop never used to see the sunrise from her kitchen window. she used to look out and see her neighbor's house. that house is gone. >> when we woke up this morning and looked out, we couldn't believe it. still can't believe it. it's surreal. >> we're used to seeing our neighbors go to work in the morning. we're waving at them. >> we hope they all come back. >> the bishops say the city, their insurance company and peg have been there for whatever they've needed since this has happened. >> they're right there. we've never had to look around to find these people. they were always there. >> reporter: but local authorities say not everyone has good intentions and say the victims of this disaster are at risk of being victimized again, by people who are looking to make a dime off of this tragedy. >> i've worked so many other fires in northern california; and, you know, these people will come in and just wreak havoc upon these people. >> licensing board investigators say the scam artists and unlicensed contractors will hit a neighborhood ravaged by disaster about a wee
will be used tomorrow, but the fire chief says they have no reports of any missing persons. 8 investigators began looking for answers today. >> in my immediate adiesesment was the destruction, the area completely flattened. the melted houses and cars, it was an amazing scene of destruction. >> reporter: the magnitude of explosion was demonstrated by a large section of the 30-inch gas pipe that had blown out on the street. he said investigators will look at the history of the pipe as well as the histories of the people who worked on the pipe to determine what happened and why it happened. >> we are not here to determine blame or liability. >> reporter: building inspectors have started red tagging homes. officials want to make sure homes who appear physically okay do not have hidden dangers. >> we have still a significant amount of work to do to be absolutely confident about the structural integrity of the buildings that are -- the homes of our residents. >> reporter: the investigation may take more than a year before a final report is issued. more immediate answers may come in a town hall me
, they gave chase and then they called the chp for back up once that chase entered the highway. to tell us more about how this chase insued and the chp's role in all of this we're joined by sergeant ross and sergeant can you walk us through exactly what happened. >> this evening we received a call from pleasant hill to chase a suspect. he came into a shopping center where he ran inside. two hpd officers confronted the suspect. he was given multiple requests to drop his weapon which he did not. we did have air support, public safety is always our concern. unfortunately there was also a deceased female we found inside the car. this is definitely a very complicated i incident. >> reporter: it certainly is. we have two people dead, efren valderoro and another woman who's body remains inside that acura now waiting for the coroner to remove that body. we also are learning that there are two missing women out of vallejo that may be connected to this suspected. we're looking through all of this. a lot to goat through here today. but the big headline, a wanted homicide suspect shot and killed by c
're in the parking lot outside the w hotel where the victim was discovered this morning. neighbors showed us these tickets found here to give us some insight into the labor day party that ended in gunfire. police say a relative found the body of 26-year-old julius hubes. hubes was next to a wall near some bushes. >> there was a series of between five and 10 gunshot, very rapid fire. and then some very angry words then they used an expletive that wasn't a racial expletive that you don't want to hear. >> reporter: we found this picture of the pool party on faceback, faceback. >> when you have that many people into one area, i'm just thinking, there's going to be trouble tonight. >> reporter: up to 500 people were at the party when officers responded to the shooting. the hotel management asked them to disperse the crowd. they asked freemont and union city police officers for help. >> at that time no victims were reported or reported by area hospitals. >> reporter: the coroners office told us tomorrow an autopsy will be conducted to find out what killed hughes. >> that's sad. because this poor
news tonight from american canyon. witnesses tell us a woman's body was found in a car in the parking lot of the lodge at napa junction on eucalyptus tree. so far the napa county sheriff isn't commenting. they referred to vallejo police and so far police there aren't talking either. >>> emotions ran high as students mourn the loss of a student. isaac broth was killed last friday on a crash on nevado boulevard. four other students were in the car. nevado high is an open campus and the teens had left during lunch. now in the wake of the tragedy, school officials are considering closing the campus during lunchtime. >> we are so concerned when the students leave campus, and where are they going. i think it's something that we need to consider. >> two separate investigations have been launched to figure out that teenager had gotten alcohol and why adults did not notice he was intoxicated during class. >>> jerry brown says he plans to review the salaries of all city officials in the state who are making $300,000 or more. ktvu's heather holmes is in san ramon now with the latest. >> reporter
't think they will pay as much attention to us somehow. >> one of the main features of, you know, punching a unit there was having the police station across the street from us. >> reporter: this resident is worried it will keep them in the same building that would be a sheriff's substation. >> we don't anticipate there will be a change in response times. >> again, the meeting is underway right now. this is video we have taken in the last 20 minutes. they are hearing a report on this change. if approved the county supervisors have to sign off on the deal and the police hope to have this change in place by halloween. my colleague is inside and he will have the outcome on tonight's 10:00 news. reporting live, back to you. >>> a suspect accused of shooting and critically wounding a fremont police officer is back here in the bay area tonight. the authorities escorted the 20- year-old from union city on a plane from san diego this afternoon. he is being held in jail. he was arrested on saturday on the u.s. border with mexico one day after he shot todd young, he confessed to the shooting of the
of the biggest drug bust in u.s. history and it's only 30 miles away. >>> of a major car manufacturer shows its latest creation on campus and works with sjsu students to get the word out. update news now. >>> from the school of journalism and mass communications at san jose' state university, your source for what's happening on today's other thans. you're watching update news. >>> hello and welcome to update news. i'm katie kaufman. >> and i'm crystle. >>> as investigators try to determine what caused the explosion that killed people in san bernardino dino. also inspectors are examining whether work on the pime line two years could have contributed to the blast. some students and families are directly affected. others are pitching in to offer relief. margarita is here with more. >> students have been talking about the tragic explosion. some students live in san bruno. some of the one that is lost their homes is pellegrino and adam. adam now plays in ukanda emeonye but his father was in the house and suffered burns. adam ferrari is in san bruno. he was at work when it happened and she was texti
today during a police investigation pre-at this chapter to us about that scene on the 5500 block of eucalyptus stripy witnesses tell us there appears to be a female homicide victim inside one of the cars created again people in this complex near main street and highway 29 are being told to stay inside. >>> for the first time drivers can use this beauty on a freeway for a price. the polling open today along a 40-mile stretch between the pdfs and christien kafton is life tonight we're day one is in the process of winding down. >> reporter: the new 680 total expressly here is aimed at clearing congestion they said it had collected just the opposite and they are calling it a success and is preparing for lanes just like this around the bag. >> commuters got their first chance to try out the new expressly today paying for the privilege of using it created some drivers complained that was supposed to be a convenience slowed them down and. >> i left home at 730 this morning and it was supposed to take me 45 minutes. i did not get until i needed -- where he needed to go until 9:15. >> r
september 21st, i am gasia mikaelian. it is dinner time around the bay area, many of us are eating at home more often. a popular dining guide published its annual dining guide with food for thought how the economy is impacting restaurants. mike. >> reporter: gasia, it is tuesday night here in september and this spot along northern water front, well, it is not quite happening but then again this is san francisco and san francis cans have their favorites, that is one reason why some restaurants in the city are having a good year. the kitchen of a san francisco classic. the service according to customer, spot on. this is the grill. >>>ly. >> reporter: its doors opened back in 1849 survived an earthquake, depression and a number of recessions. >> our portions have not shrunk. our quality has not sacrificed whatsoever we still bring in the freshest products available. >> reporter: and fresh is important. the new 2011 zaagat consumer survey is out 80% of diners want organic products available. >> i think people are being much more careful about what they spend, they are cutting out expensive bot
can't work for us anymore. >> reporter: the whitman campaign says consider the source gloria alred they say alred is a part of a quote democratic party sleaze machine. they say that alred is known for political stunts. they think that alred and brown may be in cahoots. >> this is how career politicians do their business. >> reporter: two days ago, the brown camp did alert us that whitman had so called housekeeper problems. if whitman could talk to nikki diaz today. >> if she's listening right now. i am so sorry. i bet you are feeling really badly. >> reporter: does whitman think her housekeeper should be deported? up to immigration officials she says. >> reporter: we have posted detales on the whitman issue. >>> one california democrat is getting relatively good marks by an overwhelming number 72- 19% california voters disapprove of the job congress is doing. that contrasts to 37% who do not like the job pelosi is doing. being democrats both feinstein and pelosi fair much better among members of their open party. >>> we have developing news out of marin county. it happened at the
katsuyama joins us today with a live report. >> attorney general gary brown s this was a massive investigation found that prison gang leaders were using cell phones to give orders to street gangs. >>> the attorney general stood next to a board today with mug shot of 15 men that brown says are the leaders of a powerful gang. brown said that 13 of the 15 king men are in custody. >> there's a variety of charges. dope, killing, weapons, stealing. >> he says the year-long investn included rape state-wide on april 22nd. 250 federal and state agents helped in the crack down. they con if i execrated illegal firearms and drugs. investigators say that among those arrested are among that had san josa, and phillips sparks was the gang head and the investigation discovered that the gang separations from street deals to murders were directed by three king men inside the prison. >> many are orchestrated by incd inmates supposed to be serving their time. >> many gang orders were transpd transported from prison and he says he hopes to work with the department of correction to cut their communicat
's a shortage of a key drug used in executions that renders inmates unconscious. the attorney general's office said this office will recommend that future executions be scheduled when the california department of corrections and rehabilitation expects the drugs to be available. the statement did not say when that would be and a spokesman declined to be interviewed. officials say the drug is available through the execution of albert brown condemned of the week and killing of a 15- year-old girl. >> we know why the state was rushing to conduct his execution even though there are court challenge is pending. >> reporter: today attorneys seeking to halt the execution of condemned killer albert brown asked the superior court judge for a temporary restraining order while officials can review the state of execution protocol. >> this is application for a temporary restraining order is denied. >> the california department of corrections and rehabilitation did not follow the rules when they enacted these regulations. >> reporter: attorneys are appealing this to the state court of appeals and another ap
my opponent is used to creating jobs in china and other places. >> she is for more spending. >> a tough battle for u.s. senate, tonight sparks fly when the candidates face off before a state-wide audience. >> other big story we're following new information in a perplexing killing spree that's still unraveling at this hour. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 news on "ktvu channel 2 news." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm frank summerville. >> i'm julie hayner. it is bizarre and complicated. we are still learning more about a crime spree that's left five people dead and led to an all-out search for a missing man. at the center of this investigation, he's linked to all five people. our live team coverage begins tonight with ktvu's heather holmes in valejo. >> reporter: we have been watching as crews prepare to take items out of this house. this company specializes in the removal of potentially toxic and hazardous items. the discovery earlier today of these chemicals, explosives, and two bodies is the latest twist in this very tragic case. the
the fire there or is it? >> right now no major impact. a slow period of the evening for us as far as departures. where the fire is it is just a little south of our departure path for our flights if you are familiar with the runway configuration. the normal flights and domestic people are out over the bay and transatlantic goes over san bruno and daly city. but right now we don't have the impact. we sent three units of mutual aid, firefighterring rigs over there at the request of the commander. >> okay. thank you for your time. we will be checking back in with you as well. let's go now to julie with more new information, jewel stphe. >> reporter: yes, i just received information from kaiser hospital in south city onel camino raol. they are reporting they have six patients as a result of the fire. three are in critical condition. they say more people, more patients are walking into their er. we learned that sutter hospital in burling game has been notified to stand by. they do not have a trauma center there in burling game but they have been alerted, notified and be ready for patie
your meter, your use of electricity or gas, what about the patch? why aren't the pipes run in that fashion? >> reporter: the governor says he's going to drill down for information. >> i'll be back. you will get the information, i come guarantee you that. thank you very much. >> reporter: the governor said before coming to san bruno, he signed paperwork to make the area eligible for federal aid. >> the fire burned unchecked for one hour and 47 minutes before the flow of natural gas was shut off. they explained this particular pipeline does not have automatic shutoff valves like others. instead, a worker had to drive to the neighborhood, unlock a gate and manually turn off the valve, then do it all over again at the other side of the leak. >> we're going to have to look at how they should be deployed. should will be more, those are the kind of issues we're going to have to look at. two state lawmakers said there should be laws requiring automatic shutoff valves. more is coming up at 10:30, an executive says why the -- then at 10:45, one family's poignant story of survival and
and basically helped us negotiate a surrender. >> we just looked up as the dude was walking out. >> reporter: martinez with his hands held high slowly walked out of the house. he was handcuffed, placed in a patrol car and taken away. >> good old-fashioned police work recognizing people who are wanted and being able to recognize the area and where the person lived and resided. >> reporter: police say martinez a known gang member was looking to shoot rival gang members who may have been at that birthday party back in march. they say eric was not the intended target. the suspect's mother declined to speak with us tonight. reporting live here in east oakland, mike mibach, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> authorities sifted through tons of trash in an east bay landfill today searching for a missing man in a landfill. they searched the landfill looking for the body of frederick salas who was reported missing a week ago, about the same time that his father was killed at a home in heck less america less. people suspect both were killed. the man was shot and killed by the highway patrol following a high-spe
. >> it is this type of tragedy is pretty tough for all of us to swallow. >> reporter: also tough for some to swallow, including in the prayer candles lit for the murder victims was one for the accused killer. >> my understanding is the folks from villaho would like us to include the suspect. and our response to them is we are not here to be judgmental. we are here to promote peace. >> reporter: this after more than a week of violence which ended with officers shooting and killing the man in richmond. he is suspected in the deaths of signed at this tran and mark and allan and ricardo. tran's friends and families included tonight's vigil. including three of her four sons which wrote a statement which she read. >> we truly love our mom with all of our hearts. and we know she is looking over us at this very moment. >> reporter: earlier in the day they searched the landfill in pittsburgh for the third straight day they found no signs of sales son frederick who lived with tran and hasn't been seen for more than a week. >> right now they are looking for any type of evidence that would lead us to the wherea
is performing dna tests to confirm the identification. >>> the u.s. government says it will not pay $500,000 they are demanded by the iranian government to free hikers sarah shourd. a ron had said they would free her on saturday but then added the half-million dollar bill demand. her family says it is having a hard time raising the money and her attorney says diplomats are passing up that they'll be lowered or dropped. >>> authorities are being asked for help tonight in finding a man accused of robbing three bay area 7711 stores at gunpoint. a surveillance footage shows a man with a semi automatic weapon of robbing an oakland 711 on september 4th. the same man drove to hayward and hit another store. a $2,500 reward is being offered for information in this case. >>> police say they have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery created investigators say officers pulled over a car for a traffic violation and they found items from the amusement park in the car as well as marijuana. police say the car's driver is an employee of the park and a passenger works for the vendor. both
in the repairs of necessary. >> reporter: soils will be analyzed to project the useful life of the overall pipe and is also slightly electrified. the same way the hose up ships are protected. >> if we find evidence of a dent weevils sandblasted and wrap it and make repairs. >> reporter: pg&e has 6,000 miles of pipelines running from bakersfield to the oregon border. i am consumer editor, tom vacar. >> to see a list of the high risk pipelines, click the tab on our homepage at ktvu.com. >>> the first day of cast.net classes had some extra excitement today -- first day of classes had some extra statement today when a natural gas leak was reported on campus but it appeared that construction crews hit a gas line with a backhoe and emergency officials said they were not worried about an explosion. >> the university does contain 13,000 students and they were self evacuated from the dorms. they were upwind away from the situation but most of the students had made it to campus disable the. >> they were safe. nobody was hurt and they should have all been able to attend their classes. >> pacific gas and
some choice in how he dies. two years old, san quentin's new execution chamber has never been used. but that could change overnight next tuesday with albert brown, convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in riverside county in 1980. >> they built a new execution chamber. they did that in secret. >> reporter: the aclu says the judge hasn't approved the new death chamber or lethal injection procedures so he should not let the state rush into ruling executions. but in the ruling, the judge found a three-drug combination acceptable, so brown can choose if he wants that or one shot. concerns about lethal injection were first raised by murderer, michael morales, who averted execution. analysts are not sure why the state is pushing executions now. >> i don't think anybody could really predict what's gonna happen on tuesday night. >> reporter: if the execution goes forward, hundreds of protesters will likely gather, the last inmate put together by lethal injection shun was clarence allen in 2006, convicted of the contract killings of three people. >> there's no human
on the boat. let me get out of the way so you can see where they are using two machines to pull this up and out of the water. you can see it is low tide they are trying to take advantage of this to rock this boat and get out of the place where it could be contaminating the river water. officials say it should have had permits to do the work. but in our investigation we found no evidence that they had even applied. >> the machines rip the metal off the boat as the crews try to vacuum up and spray off the gear lube oil. it has been leaking from the boat and into the river. other crews picked up the rags near containment booms. they have been in place since tkwroed stop the 200 to 600- gallons of spilled oil from reaching the bay. the department of fish and game closed part of the river to fishing. >> a closure means there is no fishing from the score or a boat from the bridge to the highway 101 overcrossing. >> yesterday's oil sheen has cleared up but what is not clear is how it happened in the first place. we investigate the salvage company. we talked with the fire chief and who says th
unanswered questions. >> reporter: one of those questions surround the main drug used in executions. the state report it has 7.6 grams of sodium pental. some states require five grams for the injection and five additional grams in case something goes wrong. however the attorney general has indicated california can legally inject five grams with only an additional gram on hand, which it has. another question will there be enough drugs to move forward with future executions? brown's lawyers plan to go to marin county for the ask a judge to block the execution. reporting live in san quentin, maureen naylor, kutv channel 2 news. >> you will find continuing coverage of the pending execution of albert brown by going to our website, ktvu.com. >>> several hundred tea party supporters gathered in marin county to try energize their conservative grassroot effort and get out the vote in the upcoming election. the event was held at the mill valley community center. speakers including wart connelly, a leading opponent of affirmative action. organizers say they want people mobilized not just this
they put up there and officials tell us that anywhere from 200 up to 600 gallons of oil they believed was spilled into the petaluma river they put up this containment boom to keep it from spreading into new areas while they try and clean up this mess. a official say this is what caused the oil spill, a 90-ton tugboat sticking out of the petaluma river making gallons of oil from its hole and they discovered that spill after getting a call at 8:18 this morning's. >> we noticed a large dark substance this morning. >> reporter: eye this afternoon to sheen had sped along a two and a half mile stretch of the river and they put down booms and put pads into the water to soak up the mess. the california department of fish and game says the river does have endangered wildlife such as salmon and frog's. >> we have identified three areas of large to normal concern that being adobe creek in the area around the alice creek treatment plant. >> near the spill site crews tore apart of the boat investigators say an alameda- based company had been dismantling the tub for scrap metal. they had one boom
rubble today using search dogs as they moved through, home by home, looking for anymore victims of the blast that killed at least four people. the recovery efforts slowed because many homes were too hot or damaged for crews to get in. >> i've requested two additional urban search and rescue teams to assist us as there's quite a bit of rubble and did he ebris that has to be cleared. >> pairs and love went out today for the family of an 8th grade student and her mother who lived in the blast area. close friends and relatives say the mother and daughter are among the dead. the priest says janessa was elected student body president, and her mother worked as employee of the california public utilitiys. members say they're putting the greg family and others into their prayers. some are still learning if their family members will survive burn injuries. >> his grandmother was brought to the hospital. >> church staff say the grandmother was severely burned in the fire, and like so many others, each reeling from the painful toll this fire has taken o the community. >> it's heart
and to honor him, donors have increased 50%. >> he was doing his job and defending all of us, and i don't know, i feel like the least i can do is give a pint of blood. >> reporter: the people here at the red cross center say that they hope that now new and infrequent donors know how easy it is, they'll be here every eight weeks to give the gift of life. in oakland, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the man police say was driving a car andrew barrientos was in when he was arrested was also in court today. 23-year-old gustavo silva was charged as accessory after the fact. he has a previous conviction for crude acts against a child. both men are expected to entered a plea september 27th. >>> police are searching for an arsonist. >>> and a big change in temperatures, how another change will affect temperatures tomorrow. the forecast in ten minutes. >>> what sparked an angry protest overseas, how wash >>> in colorado, the toll from a wildfire is burning tonight with 22 structures burned so far. the fire is about 5 miles outside of boulder, it started yesterday and it's still out of control to
evening, i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone poles and can't go that way. can't go up the hill. can't hit the side of the freeway. i had nowhere to ditch the truck. and i was just like, praying. >> reporter: the truck slammed into a honda causing a chain reaction.
to see how they are coping with the disaster. and a controversy about a political candidate, is he using the fire victims to try to win an election. and you can find continuing coverage including more of those dispatched fire tapes. >>> the california governor's race is turning into a war of tv ads. former president bill clinton endorsed jerry brown today saying brown would make an excellent governor. just yesterday, brown was apologizing to clinton after brown made a joke of clinton's relationship with monica luwinsky. today president clinton made a statement that said, the tough campaign we fought 18 years ago is not relevant. >>> and today jerry released an ad of whitman as pinoccio. >>> and an ad by the teacher's union will not be allowed to be aired. >>> sarah shourd was released from a tyran prison this morning. this -pl cos among questions of her health and her two companions left behind. one of them her fiance. rita williams reports. >> reporter: it's a bittersweet story still with no end. >> i'm extremely grateful, i feel myself i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it'
be pressed into service. the new chamber is in what used to be the visitor center. the green gurney remains the same. it would be california's first execution in almost five years. >> we're following the regulations to the t. >> reporter: executions in california have been on hold since 2006 since judge furgole ruled that the the death penalty is cruel and unusual the punishment. >> we are preparing for an execution, we're preparing to facilitate one next week. >> reporter: the chamber room is much like a hospital area. the new facility has a relevant thetives area. before everyone was crowded into a room. >> it's night and day, much larger. >> reporter: in the drug infusion room, four tell fen lines have been enstall -- telephone lines have been installed. death penalty opponents sea it's a loss of money. whatever judge fugall rules, the other side surely will appeal. >>> if you're looking for more information about california's death are row go to ktvu.com. go to the slide show tab of our front page. >> police have released a sedge wanted for two separate attacks. the female victims des
the lawsuit accusing antioch police of using harassment and arrests to drive african-american renters out of city can go forward as a class-action. the city says the allegations are not true. some 1,000 antioch residents have signed on as plaintiffs. >>> one acre of land stacked with trash is the exact spot where volunteers searched today for a body. as investigators tried to solve a mysterious string of east bay killings. ktvu's ken pritchett reports. >> reporter: truck after truckloaded with garbage passed through the gates the keller canyon landfill in pittsburg and while there was hardly a sign of police, they were beyond our cameras, searching. >> it's very time-consuming. you have to search small areas at one time. >> reporter: hercules police spokesman says because of the connection to the north shore business park in hercules, the trash dumpsters are delivered to this landfill. >> the north shore business park is key, because efren valdemoro, the vehicle that he was last seen driving, the cadillac escalade was found in the north shore business park. >> reporter: efren valdemoro
into the crater will help us gather the informing. >> reporter: the road to the hardest hit area reminds closed. dozens of course spectators stood on an overlook to glimpse the devastated area, including some who know families whose homes were destroy. >> when you get this close to it, it really hits you even harder. so that is a the tough part. investigators tonight are asking anyone with cell phone video of the actual explosion to contact them. they are also checking surveillance freeze nearby businesss. tomorrow, the ntsb will visit two pipeline control centers, one in milpateas and the other near daly city, which might have data about any gas leak alert system. the ntsb says it has not been able to confirm reports that neighbors called pg&e to report a gas leak prior to the explosion. they are asking anyone who smelled gas or who filed a report to contact the ntsb by email. you will find that email address on our website, ktvu.com. reporting live in san bruno, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >> san bruno's mayor said that he does not think a 2008 sewer project in the area of the expl
us know what happened. tonight a father tells us his anyone is in describable. family and friends of 17-year- old raymond justice gathered for a quiet vigil in front of his home. he raised raymond as a single father. after seeing combat in vietnam, he never thought he would experience the horror of trying to save his own son on the streets of oakland. >> this is blood right here. i said that with the police, give him mouth to mouth resuscitation and his last breath came and i knew he was dead. >> reporter: last night around 6:30 he told his neighbors raymond ran to his home after he was shot at a nearby bus station. there was an altercation before the shooting. >> she was working with him on some of his homework and he was on his way home from that. >> the principal from the high school told us raymond had been receiving tutoring at oakland high shortly before the shooting. he was a junior with a 3.3 grade point average and planned to attend college. >> it's tough. i mean, you know, he is a kid that had a bright future. >> reporter: the students and staff at life academy have crea
for general expenditures for people in need as well. >> pg&e gave us a $1,000 credit card to tsunami incidentals that we might have at this time. we are also getting two nights at the embassy suite which tells me that probably we won't get in tonight. >> reporter: sheer insurers say california's never-ending disasters have prepared them well for this. >> as far as the public we are ready because we deal with it every day. >> reporter: pg&e is inspecting every pipe in this area and every major pipe on the peninsula and will be finished with that tonight. this is ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> in the coming days, dozens of sanbruno homeowners will be filing claims with the insurance company. they say the damage could exceed $1 billion. in a filing with the securities and exchange commission the utility says it's insurance my not be enough and they may need to cover some expenses out-of- pocket. >>> the acting governor delivered get well wishes to some of the victims of the explosions and fire. he visited the san francisco general hospital this afternoon to dropped off fruit baskets to those
backup. >> it would have saved us two hours of this in for no. >> reporter: congressman plan to introduce bills for shutoff valves on natural grass lined. >> the technology did not exist, the technology exists now so i think it's a bigger piece of legislation. >> monitors of congress will propose those to monitor pipelines nationwide. >> force the companies to date to behave themselves. to monitor to be aware of the danger and begin immediate replacement of those most dangerous spy planes. >> reporter: the ntsb is investigating pg&e's performance that they prefer a live, jana katsuyama, k. to. >> critics say they may have sown the seeds of last week's disaster three years ago. in 20007 they asked the public utilities commission for about $5 million to replace a section of a pipeline that ruptured last week. in turn pg&e receive the money saying it would replace the section in 2,009 but came back asking for more money saying it would do the work in 2013. >> we are wondering why didn't they replace the section when they got the money to do this? >> some things happen when we a
of seven people killed in that fire. mike mibach joins us now live from sanbruno. mike? >> reporter: heather, there were stories about jessica's smile, there were stories about her laughter. and then there was a story that described the bond between her and the woman who brought her into this world. ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ >> reporter: tonight a celebration of life, the life of young jessica morales. the 20-year-old's family and closest of friends guided her into the church in the highlands where on this summer weekend she was remembered for her openness, gracefulness and her love for life and friends. >> she was my best friend, my sister, my partner in crime and my ray of sunshine. she shook my quiet little world with laughter, smiles, tears and most importantly, love. >> on behalf of the family, i would like to welcome you. >> reporter: jessica morles memorial was attended as by hundreds of people. her casket dressed in showers, different shades of purple, her favorite color. her teenage years were filled with passion and design. as she grew into a young woman, as one friend
. >> and i'm ken wayne. after 410 long days in iranian custody a uc berkeley graduate is once again on u.s. soil. at a news conference today in new york sarah won't rest easy until the two men she was with are also released from prison. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. >> josh and shane remain in custody 13 months after the three hikers were captured near the iraq/iran border. she said the trio was visiting a nearby waterfall and had no idea they were near the iran border which she says was not marked. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime. and we are not spies. >> reporter: she thanked iranian leaders for her release after there was concern about her medical condition. she now says doctors tell her she is fine. one of those she thanked the president also spoke out today saying the humanitarian gesture his government made should be reciprocated by the u.s. >> i believe that it would not be misplaced to ask that the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians
has given brown the choice of the three drug method previously used or the new single-drug method. we have an entire section covering the death penalty on our home page. just click the tab at the top of our home page www.ktvu.com. >>> we're learning the details of a death of an inmate. the man's death is sparking a criminal investigation and now a lawsuit. christian is live with the details. >> he is saying he was killed by deputies and now san francisco police are investigating. >>> more than a year after his death, san francisco's medical examiner's office released their report on downs. he died on the sixth floor jail last september. according to the medical examiner, deputies tried to move him to an isolated cell because he was bullying the other inmates and the report goes on to say that the 6'1" was struggling with deputies and after moving him to a padded cell, downs began gasping for air. ruled his death a homicide. now the san francisco district attorney's office and police department are investigating. >> they go through all the same procedures they would. this is ongoing in
says every penny used for recovery efforts will be fully scrutinized. live in san bruno, lloyd lacuesta, channel 2 news. >>> the funeral for jessica morales will be held this weekend at the church of the highland's. >>> there are three fire victims still not been identified. still the family of the bullis family releases a statement. it is with hope and love that we wish to see this community rebuilt. thank you to all those who responded to this community's cry for help. and to those brave men and women in the front lines. >>> investigators warn of scrupulous and unlicensed contractors taking to take advantage of the victims.. the state licenses board says one common scam is convincing homeowners to pay up front for repairs, then vanishing with the money. the other scam involves convincing the homeowner to pull the permits for the job so the home opener homeowner is then responsible for repair work. >>> police say lisa justin and sonia smith used driver's license applications to say they lived in the burned out neighborhood to get money and other aid. each woman was charged with three
don't tree to close the bars of sacramento like i used to do when i was governor of california. >> reporter: brown frequently strayed off message. whitman stayed on message, often reciting lines. >> i want to use technology to do more with less. >> reporter: justtying her $100 million investment in her own campaign, sháe won't be hold into special interest she say, brown will. >> i mean my view is putting jerry brown in charge of negotiating with unions. it's like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> i did it once, i did it twice. >> really the only new debate topic tonight, an argument over the death penalty. meg whitman favors the death penalty. jerry brown has long been opposed to the plan. >>> both candidates declared victory but is there a clear winner? that depends on who you ask. >>> oakland police say they have a suspect in custody and are searching for another. the shooting happened around 5:15 this evening. officers say the victim is a 22- year-old man who suffered critical wounds. the search for a second gunman is still under way at this hour. a sou
was bleeding from wounds on his leg and foot. >> used and over, holding himself, bleeding and saying, i got bid by a dog and he was trying to get back to his truck. >> reporter: she says she called 911. >> blood was going all over the place and he was sweating and shaking and he was scared. >> reporter: animal control officers capture the two dogs, a 10-year-old german shepherd and a lab pitbull mix. officers say that god had caused trouble in 2,006 and the owner had agreed to keep the dogs confined. >> we had some kind of indication that the dog's behavior was aggressive in some manner or that the owner could not properly can find a job. >> reporter: a spokesman says he has been an employee for 10 years and has never been attacked before. >> this is very traumatic, if you are attacked by an animal you will carry that score for a lifetime. >> reporter: the u.s. postal service says they have about 3,000 bytes a year nationwide and dog owners can be liable for tax such as this one and need to do a better job restraining their dogs. >> just in our district which extends along the coast we hav
the car. >>> a u.s. air way jet made a safe landing late this afternoon after the pilot noticed smoke in th cockpit. it landed in san francisco just after 5:00 p.m.. the airline says the 757 was 1,000 miles over the pacific when the pilot declared an emergency. 175 passengers and 6 crew members were on board. the airline is bringing in another plane to take the passengers to hawaii. >>> investigators searching for what caused last week's mass f gas line say liquid running through the pipe might have corroded it from the inside. chronicles is reporting that pg&e was reported about the problems last year year. it says they took action to investigate but couldn't put robots inside the san bruno pipe to investigate. >> one of the reasons we're continually monitoring the corrosion. >> pg&e labeled a different mile and a half section of that same pipeline being unexpectational high rescue but still have not determined what caused the blast. >>> it was an emotional dae where mourners gather to say goodbye to a mother and daughter that died in the explosion. >> the drizzly morning matched the
at kaiser center auditorium in downtown. oakland is using a ranked choice system in the election. you can choose the top three candidates and if no one gets 50% of the vote the vote is redistributed. when the debate concludes we will post it for you on our web site. and we will have a complete report on our 10:00 news. >>> it has been two weeks since the san bruno gas pipeline disaster. now the state is ordered to look into what happened and probe the safety of pg&e pipeline. the commission today ordered the creation of independent review panel, including a group of experts selected in the next 60 days. the commission has ordered pg&e to pay for the panel and they must make all of the people ready for interviewed and release all of the records for the pipeline that ruptured. >>> crews started the next face of cleanup. demolishing the first of three dozen homes destroyed in the fire. the three homes leveled today is one on fair month and the other on earl and the third on claremon avenue. >> reporter: rick stopped to look at the damage done here. he has run through this neighborhood every
martin joins us with your friday forecast in just a few minutes. >>> the american delegation walks out during the speech at the united states nations, find out >>> an officer heard the gunshots and when police arrived they found a man and woman injured. police say they have made no arrest. >>> the highway patrol says it is reviewing its statewide policy on highway pursuits. that world came as two south bay families say goodbye today to two young men who were passengers in an ill fated chase. >>> family and friends of two men who died in a san jose vehicle crash gathered today at the accident scene for a memorial before a rosary service tonight. jose varela and vicente resa were backseat passengerred of a crack thursday when police say the teenage driver, jose hernandez sped away from chp officers who tried to pull him over, over a missing license plate. they say the patrol should stick to the highway. >> they have no business in a residential or even in a city. chp i don't even know what it stands for no more. >> reporter: sam ricardo points out the driver fleeing from the chp killed
clothes off. so i jumped back in, and he was swimming towards us and saying help me. i got him to the edge of the boat and holding on to him. >> he said he performed cpr until the coast guard arrived, but he was pronounced dead at the medical center. the survivors say none of the men were wearing life vests. >>> doctors say a jockey badly injured in a race this weekend is paralyzed from the waist down. before we show you the video, we'd like to warn you you might find it disturbing. this is when it happened, 24- year-old michael is in critical but stable position. the jockey's spinal cord was severed when the horse fell on top of him on sunday. he underwent 11 hours of surgery. his agent says that the jockey and wife are expecting their first child any day now. >>> the state fish and game department has launched a criminal investigation into the instruction of 700 acres of wetlands. investigators believe a contractor for chev ron illegally pumped the water out of the wetlands last week so crews could work on a natural pipeline. at least 1,500 fish have been left to rot and has been at that
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